Hay fever is an allergy to pollen, a fine powder released by plants during the spring and summer months and affects around 20% of people in Britain*.
There are three polled seasons:
While it is uncommon in children under five, it can become a problem for some in the summer months. Your child is more likely to suffer from hay fever if other close family members are affected.
Here are the signs to look out for and what to do if your little one is prone to the allergy.